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Social Security boss case defferedPublish Date: Apr 10, 2014
Social Security boss case deffered
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By Vision   Reporter     

The case against the former NSSF board chairman, Geoffrey Onegi- Obel, charged with abuse of office has been adjourned to May 6.


Justice Margaret Tibulya of the Anti-Corruption Court on Thursday adjourned the case after state attorney Rogers Kinobe from Inspectorate of Government (IGG) said the director of legal affairs Sydney Asubo who is prosecuting the case was not able to be in court.

Onegi-Obel  is accused  of  causing loss  in the  botched  $225 Nsimbe  Housing  Estate deal  and abuse of office.

Onegi- Obel   had   petitioned  the  Constitutional  Court  in 2011 challenging  his prosecution  by  the Inspectorate  of  Government but  the Constitutional  Court dismissed  his petition  and  directed  that  he should  be tried.

The charges against Onegi-Obel were instituted in 2010. The IGG said he committed   the offences between 2004 and 2005.

The funds the IGG said were  pilfered  during  transactions in  which NSSF, through  a company  called  Premier, entered a  joint venture with Mugoya, Estates Ltd a  private business company.

The venture involved a plan to construct 5000 housing units by Nsimbe Holdings Ltd.

 



 

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